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FOX News
Aug 25, 2013 8:00am PDT
struggling economy. >> plus, voter id. there is another showdown, this one in texas. that's where eric holder's justice department is suing the lone star state again. next, the texas attorney general will respond and guess what. north carolina could be next. >>> checking some of your headlines right now, a senior white house official is saying there is, quote, very little doubt chemical weapons were used by the assad regime against civilians in syria. that coming as the administration weighs a potential military response. meanwhile, firecrews are rushing to save two groves of giant redwood trees from a giant wildfire in yosemite national park, clearing away dried brush and setting sprinklers. and police in florida trying to determine what lead a 72-year-old trucking employee to go on a shooting spree killing two men and injuring two others before turning the gun on himself. >>> from the unrest in egypt to more bombings in iraq and lebenon and the chemical weapon usa tack in syria that will now be investigated by the united nations. a lot of breaking developments in the mideast this morning. a
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 1:00am EDT
was mentioning that he then added a second story to. >> sherry is watching us in arlington, texas, hi, jerry. >> caller: hello. thank you for taking my call. i have a question about sally and wonder if you could clarify the relationship george had with her that continued until after the revolutionary war. was she aware of that relationship? how did she deal with that? or was it something that was not discuss? >> you want to start? >> want to disagree. >> you disagree. >> this is a classic example of where unfortunately mrs. washington did her cause no good by burning all of those letters. in the late 1950s, two letters were discovered which the vents of reigning biographer, james thomas flexner made a great deal out of. some would say perhaps exaggerated. >> way too much -- >> -- their significance. sally fairfax was the wife of george william fairfax who was a neighbor and close friend. some people described him as washington's best friend. they lived just down river of -- from mt. vernon. clearly -- what i think clearly there was a -- i would use the word "infatuation." sally was an older,
FOX Business
Aug 22, 2013 7:00pm EDT
. the department of justice by after the state of texas again. attorney general eric colder determined to allow voting nationwide without requiring identification. kansas secretary of state among our guests here tonight to say why the integrity of our electoral system must be preserved. and the end of the road is near for the self-proclaimed hugger. san diego mayor. and bradley manning wants to be called chelsea as it pursues taxpayer funded gender reassignment therapy from is leavenworth prison cell. the "a-team" takes up all that and a great deal more. we begin with another possible reason that the president's foreign policy is so incoherent and ineffective that members of his own administration seem uninformed. today state department news conference on syria and so-called red lines featured as a shocking contradiction from spokesperson jan psyche. take a lesson. >> the red line is the use of chemical weapons. that was crossed a couple of months ago. the president took action, which we talked at the time. lou: confident in her assessment that syria had already crossed that red line and that t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 4:00pm EDT
of the oil and gas boom. in the past few years, production has doubled in south texas. and job creation continues to rise. tom ackerman reports. >> it's midday in the once sleepy center of nixon, texas. not so long ago, this was a quiet farming town. now it's a literal crossroad of the oil and gas drilling boom in south texas. that has been again for the family restaurant run by dates e rojas. she has been drawn to an area where spanish is heard nearly as often as english. >> we have benefitted quite a bit because we have a lot of oil companies, and they have helped us, as well as other businesses in nixon. a lot of people are moving here from all over texas. >> it's been more than a sentence tree since texas saw its first oil gusher making america the world's leading producer until it was eclipsed by the middle east. but with new hydraulic fracturing technology, drillers are exploiting the state's deep shale oil and gas deposits as never before. >> in the past three years, texas has doubled crude production, a sharp referenceable from two decades of falling output. if it were considere
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am EDT
exploration as well as production. tom ackerman has more from texas the number one state for oil and gas production. >> reporter: midday in the once sleepy center of texas, not so long ago this was a quiet farming town and now it's a cross road of the oil and gas drilling boom in south texas. that boom has been good for the family restaurant run by daisy barahas and one of many people drawn to an area where spanish is heard nearly as often as english. >> we benefitted quite a bit because we have a lot of oil companies and they helped us as well as other businesses. a lot of people are moving here from all over texas. >> reporter: it's been more than a century since texas saw the first oil gusher making america the world's leading producer until eclipsed by the middle east. they are exploding the shall gas deposits as never before. texas doubled the crude production a sharp reversal from the two decades of falling out put and if it were independent nation texas would rank behind kuwait and venezuela and they escaped the great recession and u.s. jobs grew 1% in the last 5 years the oil an
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 7:00pm PDT
was born. unless the texas republican senator formally renounces that citizenship, he will remain a citizen of both countries, legal experts say." ted cruz released his canadian birth certificate in response to inquiries from the "dallas morning news." today ted cruz's senate press secretary released this oddly worded statement. "to our knowledge, he never had canadian citizenship." now, when a senator's staff speak for the senator says "to our knowledge," everything that follows that is a statement that everyone in that senate office knows might have to be quickly revised, and so it has been. the "washington post" is now reporting that ted cruz will renounce his canadian citizenship. cruz said, "now the dallas morning news says that i may technically have dual citizenship. assuming that is true, then sure, i will renounce any canadian citizenship. nothing against canada, but i'm an american by birth and as a u.s. senator i believe i should be only an american because i was a u.s. citizen at birth, because i left calgary when i was 4, and have lived my entire life since then in the u.s., an
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2013 2:00pm EDT
texas, this is the supposition, but texas has that kind of free enterprise mentality that some of these states like california don't. .. and it's really an amazing phenomenon, they've got taken over those occupations. past events and job placement? probably. used to be whites and blacks that have those jobs. now they're going to eastern europeans. when you look, there was a "washington post" a big story on this, they were saying -- they interviewed a lot of these people which most of them were very new immigrants. some had just arrived. i just thought it was fascinating, the attitude of these immigrants. several of them told this reporter the great thing about america is there's all these jobs. that's not something americans think, like there's all these jobs. the other thing on these immigrants said was, the other great thing about america is that if you work hard you can get ahead in this country. >> i was here in texas a month or two ago, and it was a small business, just one little taxi come and the driver was an immigrant. i asked him about his experience when he came to a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 11:00am EDT
that a military jury in texas is going to be wrestling with for army major nadal hassan. he was convicted friday in the fort hood shooting spree back in 2009. 13 people killed and 14 people injured in that attack. heidi joe joins us on the fencing face. >> reporter: court is still in session. hassan is in the courtroom, and what stands out most is his demeanor. it's not changed at all since before he was convicted as a mass murderer. now, he is still sitting in that wheelchair. he's dressed in camo uniform. he has that beard. and to give you a picture of how unaffected he appears. he got into a brief discussion with the government about how to calculate his initial date in the service with the military. none of the content of that argument really matter, but the fact that he just talked about it like this was any other day, that really stood out. dell, this isn't any other day. this is when this jury, 13 military officers, will determine if he lives or dies. the judge cautioned him not to continue to represent himself. and hassan said he still wants to be his own lawyer. at this point, dell, i d
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm EDT
in houston, texas, he says there is no doubt that they were used, were these chemical weapons, and there is little doubt who used them. >> for we know that the syrian regime, the only ones who have the weapons have used chemical weapons multiple times in the past, have the means of delivering those weapons, have been determined to wipe out exactly the places that were attacked by chemical weapons. >> all indications point to a cruise missile attack of some sort, perhaps arias sets, allied arias sets as well. we don't know when or who, that coalition is still forming. we don't know what the end goal is. all we do know is what jay carney said today. we know what it's not. >> we are also very much engaged in an effort to support the opposition in its struggle with the assad regime, as the assad regime continues to try to massacre it's a own people in an effort to maintain power. and it's our firm conviction -- [ inaudible ] but this deliberation and the actions that we are contemplating are not about regime change. >> of course two years ago, president obama called for assad to g
CNN
Aug 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
was four, we grew up in houston is texas always been my home. when i was a kid, my mom told me if i ever wanted to, i could affirmatively choose to claim canadian citizenship. i got a u.s. passport when i was in high school. i thought that was the end of the matter. and then the "dallas morning news" ran a headline where they talked with some immigration lawyers that said technically the immigration lawyers said i still had dual citizenship. so the question was raised, if you do, would you renounce your canadian citizenship. i said look, if that's right. then sure. because serving as a u.s. senator, i was an american by birth. serving as a u.s. senator, i think it be appropriate that i be only american. >> you know how it's being interpreted, is oh, clearing the way for a 2016 presidential run. you want to get this issue off the table, first? >> listen, there's a lot of silliness, i thought it was a reasonable question when the "dallas morning news" asked for my birth certificate, so i gave it to them. >> let me move you to health care, texas has the highest percentage of uninsured citiz
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
department announced they were going to sue the state of texas over the voter i.d. law texas republicans put into place after the supreme court decision. a federal court in texas is reviewing the justice department's complaint. while that review goes on, the voter i.d. law in texas is going into effect. there's a fascinating little test case that's going to play out there this week. this is the ballot for a local city council race in the city of edinburg, texas. this tiny local election is going to be the first one in the state that will be held under the state's strict new voter i.d. laws. opponents of the law are planning to watch that election very closely to see what effect this new voter i.d. law has on the ability of minority residents to turn out and vote. the fight is also on right now in north carolina. that state's new voter suppression law is seen as even more draconian than the one passed in texas that the federal government is suing over right now. the north carolina law, and all of the national coverage of that law, has kicked up a wave of opposition in the state. last thursday
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 7:00am PDT
. then concern about the recent roll back, especially in north carolina and texas and florida of voting rights and that we have to make sure we are diligent and stay on it. so that the dream, have we made progress? absolutely. but we still have a lot of work to do and we have got to make sure that as reverend lowrie said we came to commemorate and we have to agitate in our districts and that is important and dr. king would want us to continue to move on and work hard as john lewis says and still have the comeback. i think we are feeling the effects today of a southern strategy put together by richard nixon some time ago to dilute the power of african-american legislators. we have less power in the sense we are not in houses where we are in the majority. and so we have got to figure out how we work that and we need people to come out to vote like never before, especially in local elections, city council and state assemble and state senates and mayoral election p.m. that makes the difference on the bigger ends so the african-americans have the power that dr. king dream was all about. >> the drea
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
at the other stories topping the news now. frightening nomtsmoments for a 12-year-old in texas. untrudiers broke in when he was home alone. he called 911 for help. >> poor little guy. police arrested those burglars. his mom says that she is proud of her son. he knew the right people to call right away. >>> in ft. hood, texas, the sentencing face of major hasan is under way. he was found guilty on 13 kounds of mur -- counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder and will face the death penalty rb. >>> mike tyson says he is on the verge of dying. during a press conference in new york he knitted he is still suffering from drug and alcohol dependency. >> i want to change my life and want to live a different life. i want to live sober and i don't want to die. i'm a vicious alcoholic. >> during that press conference tyson admitted he had been sober six days. he is starting the new year as a boxing promoter. >>> a controversial plan in columbia, south carolina, to evict the homeless. they voted to criminalize homelessness. people on the streets have the option to relocate or get arrested. an
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 9:00pm EDT
there are people counted as refugees. host: the next caller is a doctor from texas. go ahead. mute television or radio and go ahead. caller: yes, i am a doctor. i have been trying for the last couple of months to go there on my own through u.s. agencies. i have e-mailed and called to see if there's opportunity for me to go there and work. i have not gotten any answers. i just got an e-mail a couple of weeks ago. i have been trying for months of on e-mail and phone. there is an opportunity to go, but you would have to come as a consultant, as an intern to work because you are not a licensed physician in syria and cannot work over there. could i go through you to go and help? i work for 15 days and it 15 days off. i do want to work a little bit over there. guest: thank you for your call. you are very generous with your time. it can be greatly appreciated. i think you have a better chance of being able to volunteer or devote your time working with a non-governmental organization than by applying directly to an agency. there are groups you can consult. there are umbrellas of non- governmental org
FOX News
Aug 21, 2013 11:00am EDT
was convicted in one of the largest leaks of u.s. secrets in history. in texas the accused fort hood shooter rests his case without calling any witnesses to testify on his behalf. nidal hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens at the military base in 2009. he could face the death penalty. we have live reports on both of these cases coming up. but first, brand new stories and breaking news. >> she was taken against her will by a suspected killer and family friend. now a request for this kidnapped teenager to give a dna sample. who is asking for this very personal information? >>> also, is it safe to go into the woods if you're end of summer plans take you outside. you better beware. our medical experts on the rising signs of ticks. >>> video of an unbelievable crash. it is all "happening now." jon: and we begin with this today. just how massive is the government's snooping program? a new report says probably more than you might think. good morning to you, i'm jon scott. heather: a whole lot more. i'm heather childers in for jenna lee. the answer to that, 75%. that is how much
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
to killing more than a dozen afghan civilians say he's sorry. >>> the justice department moves to sue texas over its voter i.d. laws saying its racist. 700,000 acres scorched in the west, now wildfires threaten yosemite park. [♪ music ] >> our top story, the u.s. wants answers, the u.n. is demanding access but is getting nowhere, and international outrage continues to grow over an alleged chemical attack in syria. 1300 people are believed dead. president obama urged intelligence community to quickly gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. the government denies that they use chemical weapons, but washington does not believe they have the means for chemical warfare. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children, were killed or injured, a search among the dead for missing relatives. syrian opposition say more than 1300 people died after government forces used chemical weapons in a number of areas east and west of the capitol of damascus. but the shocking picture of the victims have brought swift international condemnation. the french governm
ABC
Aug 20, 2013 2:35am EDT
for weakness and disorientation. the vice president traveled with his son to texas and has been by his side. this isn't the first health scare for bo biden. he suffered a mild stroke in 2010. also not the first time the vice president has had to be next to his son. in 2010 when he had the stroke. and in 1972 when his then wife and young daughter died in the horrific car crash. only bo and his brother hunter only survivors in the car crash. there was the vice president. >> weeks after he was elected. had to take the oath of office at his bedside. >> at his bedside. when he started his trips by train. which he, he, did for very long time. continues to do. so, hopefully obviously we hope for the very best he gets better. >> absolutely. let's move overseas to egypt where there have been major developments overnight. spiritual leader of the muslim brotherhood, has been detained by police in cairo. he and one of his powerful deputies will go on trial later this month accused of killing eight protesters. >> a dawn to dusk curfew in effect in cairo as the the city tries to get back to normal. abc's
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 9:30pm EDT
home and buried in the mountains. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. while the death toll from cholera continues to rise, a new fight for justice has begun. mario joseph is the most famous lawyer in haiti. he's won landmark victories for victims of political persecution. today, he's collecting medical records. with very limited resources mario is representing thousands of haitians who've been affected by cholera. it's the case of his life - they're trying to sue the united nations. >> the united nat
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. heidi jo castro, al jazeera, fort hood, texas. >> a sensing is underway in the case of staff sergeant bales. bales has pleaded guilty to murders and they want him to face life behind bars. we're live in washington. so, alan, this has been really an emotional case, as you can imagine, talking about civilians and children who were killed. tell us about some ofhe injuries of some of the children who were brought into the medical center of that forward operating base. once again just a grizzly play by play that he did of a five-minute videotape as those children were being treated. once again very difficult to listen to. also earlier this morning we heard from two men who were from those villages where sergeant robert bales committed those killings, both of them with horrific testimony. one describing he going to his cousin's house and finding 11 members of a single family killed, what he described as piled bo and we expect them to have to do this at this point why he did wd he. he has, however, confessed to those 16 killings and many more accounts of assault, attempted murder and hinderi
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 1:00pm EDT
-jazeera. >>> the justice department going to court today on the texas voter i.d. law. according to attorney general eric holder, the doj will argue the texas law is discriminatory based on race. >>> and the owners of japan's troubled fukushima nuclear plant say they need outside help. the alert level set to be raised to level 3, the highest since the earthquake and tsunami. >>> and ear' looking at showers and storms across the northwest giving rain and lightning on some very dry ground. so we'll take the rain but the lightning causing problems with the fire situation and wind picking up as well. a little rain in idaho, montana, western wyoming but the southwest not getting any rain at all as these showers are pushing to the north. there is what is left of the typhoon over china causing a lot of flooding in the philippines and dropping a lot of rain over the region. not a lot of rain in the northeast but heavier showers around new jersey, moving through new york. this will cause the temperatures to drop a bit. once the rain moves out, cooler airs moves in. across the southeast, gulf moisture giving showe
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 1:00pm EDT
in 50 minutes from now. a jury in texas is wrestling with the fate of a mass murderer as the sentencing phase begins for army major nadal hassan. hassan was convicted in the army shooting spree that took place in 2009. 13 people were killed and 40 people were injured. the sentencing phase is expected to last two to three days and the jury will hear impact statement from those who were impacted by the mass shooting. we go to a military prosecutor and law professor o, thank you r being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> do you think hassan is going to get the death penalty? >> well, in my opinion the case for the death penalty is very compelling. there is uncontested proof of his mass murder, and what we're seeing today is presentation of evidence that indicates how devastating these crimes were to the victims and the victims' families. that's the standard we use to decide whether or not to ajudge death. it only takes one no-vote, and he will not be sentenced to death. >> this seems perfunctory but they still refer to hassan as major. will they strip him of his title. >> they don't h
FOX News
Aug 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
by mail. attorney general eric holder has his sights set on the texas voter i.d. law. holder said over the weekend, the struggle must and will go on in the cause for our nation's quest for justice until every eligible american has the chance to enter -- exercise his or her right to vote. texans are fighting back. >> this is deeply depressing to see the chief law enforcement officer in the country use partisan politics and that's all it is, to drive a wedge between americans based on race and ethnicity. it's really sad because we have come a long way. obviously we've elected barack obama president of the united states. >> the senator suggests much of this push is about a lame duck administration trying to turn texas into a blue state. arthel: so is there danger if it's interpreted as republicans trying to restrict voting? >> there are certainly some people who think so. virginia, arkansas, tennessee and north dakota have enacted new voter i.d. laws this year and colin powell is among those saying that voting will make it more difficult and immediately turn off voters the g.o.p. needs.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >>> welcome back. as the world waits to see if the u.s. and other allies will attack syria. the island of cyprus has been preparing as well. >> reporter: the islanders of cypress are watching and waiting and trying to work tout next move. cypress' geographic location makes it strategically vital but many citizens feel anything put important. >> we care about possibility to set us back. we can't do nothing. we are powerless. >> reporter: others here believe the grea
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
money real. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? it drives discussion across america. share your story on tv and online. >> welcome back. these are our top stories at this hour. syrian rebels are accusing the government of launching a nerve gas attack they say killed hundreds, including children. the alleged attack comes hours after a team of u.n. weapons experts arrived in damascus to investigate previous attacks. >> bradley ma
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 11:00pm EDT
right to the vote, dmierth line a and texas keep dreaming, revive the war on poverty. keep dreaming, to go from stop and frisk to stop and employ, educate, stop and house. >> as we gather today, 50 years later, there their march is now our march and it's to go on. >> merley evers williams also focus on the future singling out the controversy surrounding the stand your ground laws and calling on supporters to flip the meaning of those laws. >> stand your ground in terms of fighting for justice and equality. >> martin luther king iii also address the crowd >> this is not the time for nostalgic commemoration or for self congratulatory celebration. the task is not done. the journey is not completely. we can and we must do more. >> the reverend al sharpton was the keynote speaker and talked about the political issues facing minorities today, including the recent supreme court ruling that eliminated key provisions of the landmark voting rights act of 1965. >> we earned the right to vote with protest and we will regain what we lost in the supreme court. we'll protest with a appropriate tes
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 12:00am PDT
you do in the other parks. he had 86 in texas. looks like a lot, but turns out that texas was such a great hitters' park, everyone had an increase like that. if you go with each ball player that's accused of using the stuff that either did use it or accused of using it and what performance was enhanced by it, you can find out for just about everything like that. but no one does. they look at roger clemens and say, well, when he was 42, you know, he won 15 games. 40 years ago won 23 games a the the age of 42. what was he on? >> this class of sort of baseball greats going back, you know, about 10, 15 years now. almost every one of the sort of leaders of which is now under some kind of scandal report in the hall of fame. sometimes it seems there needs to be some sort of blanket suspicion on how to deal with -- morally, i don't mean in terms of the infraction. but what happens when they come to the hall of fame. >> well, my guess is that the next generation is simply not going to care as much. what are you going to do? not go to the games? not root for your favorite players be
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 2:00am PDT
for the affordable care act while 36% approve. voters in the state of texas had to show identification to cast their ballots at the polls. president obama spoke about efforts to halt voter i.d. laws like those in texas. >> our attorney general can go ahead in jurisdictions that seem to be intent on preventing people from voting and that have a racial element to it, even though largely it's probably for partisan reasons, then we need to go ahead and enforce the law. >>> listen to this, at the university of alabama, members of sororities were reportedly offered free drinks and limousines if they voted in a board of education election. and that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> now for a look at the national weather outside we turn to dillon. it's still out there. >> it is hot. it is going to continue again today but relief is in sight. by sunday it will drop down to a high of about 80 degrees. we're close to 80 in minneapolis right now at 75. 70 in chicago. 72 in new york city but in boston it's 64 degrees and it's going to stay in the 60s later this afternoon thanks to the clouds
CNBC
Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm EDT
care costs from cities and counties from wisconsin to texas to virginia to right here in new jersey. so could it be that obama care is the real job killer? we continue now with our free market panel. ahmed shihad aldin, and mark simone of wor talk radio. okay. do you disagree with me? this came from a washington post blogger, so you know it's a liberal point of view. >> my question is why do you need to actually do this. why do you need to create more jobs at lower hourly rates and i don't understand that and i don't see the evidence people -- i remember seeing forever 21 and i understand they want to keep the manufacturing costs low, but this will harm the reputation. >> this is government. >> i understand. but isn't this going to harm their employes. >> they're going to cut employees. here's the thing, they're going to do both. they read carefully, reed wilson, and two things. they're cutting back on hours worked which have to pay the mandate and it costs them $10,000 per person more, but they are also, they are also cutting back on staff. it's both. >> listen, i mean, companies do ca
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
a significant role as we should. texas will be one of them. >> you will be behind wendy davis. >> will be in texas in a bigger way. >> you mentioned secretary perez and your expectations. if you're looking at -- to join a fight instances that he will face that tell us about how we will proceed. what are you looking for. >> and he is being helpful now. he's in the middle of the talk on health care. he is the one solving the problems we have in health care. very important, very instrumental. we will see what he does on classification, and misclassification. on prevailing wage. things like that. he has his record. his record shows he has been willing to stand up and support working people. we believe he will continue to do that. i think he will be more aggressive. i think he will be more focused. his background is such that he understands a little more effectively how to enforce laws and how to run a large agency. the department of labor is very large. i think he has his experience, and his history will serve him well in this job and allow him to be a very effective secretary of
MSNBC
Aug 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
. >> the justice department, speaking of holder is suing texas over the new voter law. they wrote it's good to see the justice department so emphatically oppose laws that would check minority rights. unfortunately, fighting them is far easier said than done. how much can the department of justice do without the preclearance provision that was struck from the voting rights act? >> they can challenge these provisions, it just gets more difficult. in particular, in texas, which passed a voter i.d. law and redistricting plan last year, and the justice department was able to preemptively block them under the law as it was written. the supreme court struck down that part of the law and so the justice department is now returning using another section of the law saying we're still going to go after these provisi provisions, but right now they have to fight the law which is already in place, which is more difficult. they basically have one tool in their tool chest that's been removed. they still are showing it is a priority. >> i want to switch gears to this talk about impeachment. i want to play what sena
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
the person. they only care about their power. host: here is tyler from texas. caller: regarding boehner being the leader. he is not the leader. mcconnell is not either. teddy cruz is the one who is going to bring this thing home. , heas not been wrong yet knows the constitution better than anybody up there. he is fighting this obamacare thing. it is our last chance to move government overreach. host: why are they not being leaders in this case? night jimesday demint, ted cruz, and rafael were in dallas, and the night before they were in arkansas. the people have to rise up. we are the government, not those guys. ted is trying to help us take our country back. host: the caller brings up senator cruise speaking at a fundraiser in new hampshire -- senator ted cruise speaking at a fundraiser in new hampshire. here's what he had to say. [video clip] >> we are right now in the middle of a fight. we have the single best opportunity we have had to actually succeed in stopping obamacare. on september 30, 38 days from continuing resolution that funds the federal government expires. i have publicly pled
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 1:00pm PDT
to be anything more than a senator from texas. >> we're going to take back america. >> i have people who want to we want to take our country backing >> it is 50 years after dr. king's speech. >> where are we going? >> if dr. king was here, i'm sure he would say congratulations on the progress that's been made. >> does affirmative action and special treatment need to end? >> let's keep going. the dream is not fully achieved yet. >> we must give our young people dreams again. >> what's going on about voting rights is down right evil. >> they claim there's widespread abuse. nothing substantiates that. >> there is some forces want to the create this sense of fear. >> we're having a tremendous amount of this black on white violence. >> they think the country is moving too fast. instead of bringing racial harmony, having an african-american president has exacerbated the problem, >> the country's not the same country. >> it's always somethinging thering to stir up controversy. >> joining us now is maria teresa coo kumar and jonathan capehart of the "washington post" as well as james peterson, direct
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 5:00am EDT
soldiers at fort hood in texas four years ago. >>> japan considers re-opening its nuclear power plants in the wake of the fukushima disaster. >>> we report from yemen where children under the age of 5 don't have enough food. >>> barack obama says the u.s. military has presented him with options for strikes against syria, but he's not yet made a decision. that's after appeals by united nations chiefs to hold off carrying out any strike. u.n. secretary-general moon says weapons inspectors will leave syria on saturday, and must be allowed to complete their work. obama says the aim of any military action would be to deter future chemical weapons attacks. >> if, in fact, we can take limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of, you know, iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if we were saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense chemical weapons
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 4:00pm PDT
dozens of others on an army post in texas. now the fort hood shooter is sentenced to die. moments ago, movements on syria from inside the white house directly from the president. his words just ahead. the administration considers its next move. >> assad regime was responsible for these chemical weapons and this attack. >> but some lawmakers are telling the white house not so fast. and syria says back off. >> someone sprayed all over the walls. >> also american pilots on a dangerous mission. >> they fly these planes over a target house. >> word of a secret weapon in the fight against mexican drug cartels. >> and -- >> i have a dream. >> -- exactly 50 years later. >> ♪ for the land of the free ♪ and the home of the brave >> america remembers the march on washington. >> eventually the white house changed. >> and the man who shared a dream. >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty we are free at last! >> i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shepard smith. the u.s. plans to release evidence this week to show the syrian 1:00 government was behind a chemical attack that killed hun
FOX News
Aug 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
victoria, texas. that's about two hours south and east of san antonio. witnesses who live nearby say they saw workers running and then the explosion. a company spokesperson saying all the workers made it off that rig safely. but fire officials say it will be days before teams could fully contain it we don't know yet exactly what caused it. a picture showing the body of a man's murdered wife turned up on facebook and prosecutors say he posted it there just moments after he killed her. that man appeared in court today. we'll tell you what he pleaded. and the gunman in the fort hood massacre has received the death penalty. we have reported that but he still faces another legal in the case against him. it could take years to play out in court. [ tires screech ] ♪ and your favorite songs always playing. [ beeping ] ♪ may you never be stuck behind a stinky truck. [ beeping ] ♪ may things always go your way. but it's good to be prepared... just in case they don't. let's go places, safely. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] ultra rugged phones from sprint. buy one, get four free, and $150 cred
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